Agosín, Marjorie, and Emma
Sepúlveda. Amigas: Letters of Friendship and Exile. Translated
by Bridget M. Morgan. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001, 198 pp., $14.95,
In 1965, during a steamy summer in the Southern Hemisphere, two teenage girlsone Catholic, one Jewishmet at a seaside resort in Chile. So began a friendship that has spanned more than 30 years of political strife as well as personal joys and sorrows. In a recent issue, O, The Oprah Magazine noted Amigas, calling the letters intimate, engaging, and immediate. In addition to translating the letters, Morgan assisted with organizing and editing this collection. She is assistant professor of Spanish at IUSB.
Burr, David B., and Chuck Milgrom, eds. Musculoskeletal Fatigue and Stress Fractures. CRC Series in Exercise Physiology. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2001, 480 pp., $99.95, cloth.
This co-edited work concerns exercise-related overuse injuries. The contributors cover all aspects of the pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of stress fractures. The volume is intended as a reference for research scientists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports physicians, and other health-care practitioners. Burr is chairman in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and professor of orthopedic surgery at the IU School of Medicine.
Conde, Juan Carlos, and Víctor Infantes, eds. La historia de Griseldis. Agua y peña 12. Viareggio, Italy: M. Baroni, 2000, 171 pp.
Conde and Infantes (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) present a previously unknown Castilian version of Griseldas history, one of the more widespread narrative topics in the European Middle Ages. A history of the text, from its folkloric origins through Boccaccio (its first literary creator), Petrarch, Chaucer, and others, is included. The editors provide detailed annotation of various literary, cultural, linguistic, and literary issues. Conde is associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at IUB.
de Boer, Wietse. The Conquest
of the Soul: Confession, Discipline, and Public Order in Counter-Reformation
Milan. Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, vol. 84. Leiden,
The Netherlands: Brill, 2001, 368 pp., $112.00, cloth.
This study is devoted to the extraordinary social experiment conducted by Archbishop Carlo Borromeo and his clergy in the late 1500sa concerted and full-scale effort to transform the social order by reaching into the consciences of its subjects through the discipline of confession and penance. The books first part concentrates on the normative ecclesiastical texts produced to guide confession, public worship, and social conduct in Counter-Reformation Milan. The second part explores the tools and practices of confession in a wider social context. De Boer is associate professor of history at IUPUI.
de Waal, Cornelis. On Peirce.
Wadsworth Philosophers Series. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning Inc.,
2001, 91 pp., $14.95, paper.
In this brief introduction to the work of American philosopher and logician Charles S. Peirce, de Waal makes accessible the key elements of Peirces thought: mathematics, philosophy (phenomenology; the normative sciences of esthetics, ethics, and logic; and metaphysics and cosmology), and semiotics. De Waal is assistant editor for the Peirce Edition Project at IUPUI.
Fulcher, Jane F., ed. Debussy
and His World. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2001, 396
pp., $22.95, paper.
To correct misrepresentations of Claude Debussy, Fulcher and eight other contributors aim to capture the complex reality of Debussys trajectory. Debussy, according to Fulcher, stubbornly refused to repeat himself. Several essays consider the sources of Debussys unconventionality and creativity while others resituate the musician in the political, social, and institutional contexts of his time. Fulcher is professor of music at IUB.
Gilbert, Katheen R., ed. The
Emotional Nature of Qualitative Research. Innovations in Psychology.
Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2001, 201 pp., $49.95, cloth.
In this collection, contributors from the United States, England, and Australia reflect on the place and purpose of emotions in research. Contrary to the expectation of objectivity, Gilbert and others argue that there are positive aspects to bringing emotions into the research process. In the first section, researchers at the beginnings of their careers consider the value of research training that is informed about the emotional nature of qualitative research. In section two, more seasoned researchers contribute chapters that, writes Gilbert, show qualitative research to be an evolutionary emotional experience. Gilbert is associate professor of applied health science at IUB.
Hoesterey, Ingeborg. Pastiche:
Cultural Memory in Art, Film, Literature. Bloomington: Indiana University
Press, 2001, 150 pp., $18.95, paper.
Hoestery traces the theory and meanings of the genre of pastiche as it is found in the visual arts (including architecture), the cinema, literature, popular culture, and performing arts. At IUB, Hoesterey is professor of comparative literature, film studies, and Germanic studies.
Justice, Noel, and Suzanne K.
Kudlaty. Field Guide to Projectile Points of the Midwest. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 2001, 67 pp., $12.95, paper.
This reference guide to projectile pointschipped stone tools used for various functions in the prehistoric worldcontains illustrations, type names, short descriptions, ages, and distribution information for more than 100 of the most frequently recovered styles of projectile points. Justice is assistant director and curator of collections at the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at IUB.
Kelner, Merrijoy, Beverly Wellman,
Bernice Pescosolido, and Mike Saks, eds. Complementary and Alternative Medicine:
Challenge and Change. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Taylor & Francis
Group/Gordon and Breach/Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000, 354 pp., $23.99,
In this work, an international group of social scientists examines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as a social phenomenon. Section one examines why people choose to consult CAM practitioners. Section two looks at the social and health characteristics of people who use CAM and analyzes how they seek out the care. The third section suggests new research strategies in the field. The final section makes projections about the future of CAM and how it might fit into an overall health-care system. Pescosolido is Chancellors Professor of sociology at IUB.
Kronenberger, William G., and
Robert G. Meyer. The Child Clinicians Handbook. 2nd ed. Boston:
Allyn & Bacon, 2001, 557 pp., $70.00, cloth.
Focusing on the diagnosis, evaluation, testing, and treatment of childhood mental disorders such as AD/HD, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, and autism, the co-authors present descriptions of the disorders and sample assessments followed by sections on treatments. New features in this edition include more coverage of epidemiology, updated information on psychological tests, appendices providing information about interviewing and sample parent handouts, expanded coverage of less common disorders such as gender identity disorder, and extensive information on learning disorders. Kronenberger is associate professor of clinical psychology in the psychiatry section at the IU School of Medicine.
Levinson, Bradley A. U. We
Are All Equal: Student Culture and Identity at a Mexican Secondary School, 19881998.
Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2001, 433 pp., $23.95, paper.
In this critical ethnography of a Mexican secondary school, Levinson incorporates personal vignettes, interviews, and participant observation to consider the issues of self vs. other, sameness vs. difference, justice vs. privilege, personal advancement vs. collective solidarity, and nationalism vs. globalization. Paying particular attention to the dynamics of class, ethnicity, and gender in Mexico, Levinson considers how and why Mexican students participate in a game of equality as they construct their identities and how the schools emphasis on equality affects students long after school is over. Levinson is also co-editor of Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000, 408 pp., $25.95, paper) and Policy as Practice: Toward a Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of Education Policy (Westport, Conn.: Ablex Publishing, 2001, 344 pp., $78.50, cloth). Levinson is associate professor of education at IUB.
Mahlberg, Paul, and Marilyn Waite
Mahlberg. Wildflowers of Door County: A Field Guide. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press, 2000, 240 pp., $18.95, paper.
The ecological diversity of Door County, Wisconsinfrom upland forest to rock beaches to farmlandproduces an unusual array of wildflowers. The Mahlbergs have written a guide to nearly 400 plants, some of which are newly recorded or detected for the first time in decades. Paul Mahlberg collected the plants and wrote about them; his wife, Marilyn, created original paintings from actual specimens of the plants as observed in the field. The guide is arranged by flower color, with flowers presented in their natural families and families arranged according to their level of complexity. Paul Mahlberg is professor emeritus of biology at IUB.
McDowell, John H. Poetry and
Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexicos Costa Chica. Urbana
and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000, 251 pp., $39.95, cloth.
In this study of ballads of Mexicos southern Pacific coast, McDowell explores the association between violence and human poetic responses to it. Mexican songs about tragedies, bold actions, or outlaw deeds may contribute to the perpetuation of violence, but at the same time, McDowell observes, the songs serve as resource and refuge, healing rifts in the aftermath of violent acts. An accompanying CD includes 11 of the ballads studied in the book. The texts of the songs are transcribed and translated in a Note on the Recording at the books end. McDowell is professor of folklore, chair of the Folklore Institute, and chair of the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at IUB.
McNaughton, Patrick, John H. Hanson,
dele jegede, Ruth M. Stone, and N. Brian Winchester, in collaboration with Teaching
and Learning Technologies Laboratory, Indiana University. Five Windows into
Africa. CD-ROM. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000, $39.95,
2 disks for Macintosh or Windows platforms.
The creators of this multimedia tool open windows on five aspects of African culture. McNaughton explores art through a bird dance performed by an itinerant masquerader in Mali. Hanson looks at religious ritual and practice through Muslim Friday prayers in Ghana, while jegede examines the popular culture of Lagos, Nigeria. Stone uses a Liberian funeral to study social, political, and musical traditions and practices, and Winchester follows the proceedings of Rhodesian leaders as they negotiated an agreement that led to the creation of Zimbabwe. At IUB, McNaughton is professor of art history; Hanson is associate professor of history and director of the African studies program; Stone is professor of folklore and director of the Ethnomusicology Institute; Winchester is director of the Center for the Study of Global Change. The Teaching and Learning Technologies Laboratory assists faculty in working with instructional technologies.
Morgan, Michael L. Interim
Judaism: Jewish Thought in a Century of Crisis. Bloomington: Indiana University
Press, 2001, 165 pp., $15.95, paper.
In this book based on a series of lectures, Morgan traces three strands of modernist thoughtthe problem of objectivity, the human experience of the transcendent, and the relationship between redemption and politics. Reflecting on the ways these intellectual strands have manifested themselves in contemporary American Jewish thought, Morgan finds an emerging pattern that is provisional in naturea Jewish life of experimentation and openness, of active involvement grounded in temporary convictions and not on theoretically secure views. Morgan is professor of philosophy and Jewish studies at IUB.
OMeara, Patrick, Howard
D. Mehlinger, and Roxana Ma Newman, eds. Changing Perspectives on International
Education. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001, 437 pp., $39.95,
This is the second of two volumes resulting from a conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title VI of the Higher Education Act, which supports foreign language and area studies. Contributors provide university administrators, policymakers, and education planners with a historical perspective on the achievements of Title VI programs as well as insights into the debates currently affecting international studies. A section on international education and global studies in elementary and secondary schools is included. OMeara is dean of international programs and professor of political science and public and environmental affairs at IUB; Mehlinger is professor emeritus of education at IUB; and Newman is assistant dean for international programs at IUB.
Polsgrove, Carol. Divided Minds:
Intellectuals and the Civil Rights Movement. New York: W. W. Norton
& Co., 2001, 296 pp., $26.95, cloth.
What is the role of intellectuals in the public sphere? Using archival research and interviews, Polsgrove tracks James Baldwin, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, C. Vann Woodward, Reinhold Niebuhr, Hannah Arendt, Kenneth Clark, Pauli Murray, and others, observing their actions and attitudes during the 1950s and 1960s. Despite some notable courageous and radical acts, many of Americas intellectuals failed to meet the challenge of their time. This book should not be taken only as an argument for more political engagement by an intellectual class, Polsgrove concludes. The story I have told also suggests that people designated as intellectuals often fail, not only in courage and compassion, but also in vision. Polsgrove is professor of journalism at IUB.
Ransel, David L. Village Mothers:
Three Generations of Change in Russia and Tataria. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press, 2000, 327 pp., $39.95, cloth.
In this history, Ransel relies on testimonies of rural women he collected in the early 1990s, when such personal interviews had just begun to be permitted. Using the stories of these ordinary women of the villages, Ransel traces the development of modern medical discourse on reproduction, showing how it eventually displaced many womens ideas and practices concerning marriage, fertility, abortion, birthing assistance, baptism, the death of children, and the care and feeding of the children who survived. But, Ransel writes, we also gain insight into the power and courage of women who decided to resist the dictates of their elders or the state and took actions to change their condition. Ransel is Robert F. Byrnes Professor of History and director of the Russian and East European Institute at IUB.
Rasmusen, Eric. Games and Information:
An Introduction to Game Theory. Third Edition. Oxford, England, and
Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2001, 480 pp., $54.95, cloth.
This textbook uses simple modeling techniques and explanations to provide students with an understanding of game theory and information economics. New topics in this edition include price discrimination, mechanism design, and value uncertainty in auctions. The third edition is accompanied by a Web site at php.indiana.edu/~erasmuse/GI/. Rasmusen has also compiled Readings in Games and Information (Oxford, England, and Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2001, 448 pp., $36.95), with a Web site at php.indiana.edu/~erasmuse/GI/gireader.htm to accompany his textbook. Rasmusen is professor of business economics and public policy in the Kelley School of Business at IUB.
Raymer, Steve. Living Faith:
Inside the Muslim World of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Asia Images Editions,
2001, 224 pp., $45.00, cloth.
A former National Geographic photographer, Raymer captures Muslim life and faces in Southeast Asias families, mosques, schools, and villages, as well as its large cities, where Islam meets the Internet. With 170 color photographs, he chronicles a Muslim revival that is spanning the Southeast Asian region, from Cambodia to Indonesia to Thailand to Brunei. Raymer is assistant professor of journalism at IUB.
Russell, Ruth V. Leadership
in Recreation. 2nd ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2001, 384
pp., $45.00, cloth.
In the second edition of this text for undergraduates, Russell includes updated and expanded information on the foundations of recreation leadership study, the general proficiencies of a successful recreation leader, and how leaders can manage resources, workloads, and specific age groups. Real-world examples and profiles of leisure-service pioneers are included in each chapter. Listings of Web resources at the ends of chapters provide links to the professional field. Russell is professor of recreation and park administration at IUB.
Scanlan, Margaret. Plotting
Terror: Novelists and Terrorists in Contemporary Fiction. Charlottesville:
University Press of Virginia, 2001, 224 pp., $18.50, paper.
In this study of contemporary novels with terrorist themessuch as Don DeLillos Mao II and J. J. Coetzees The Master of PetersburgScanlan explores the connections between literature and violence and how terrorist novels of our day construct terrorism. She considers the terrorist character as the writers rival, double, or secret sharer and explores the relationships between actual bombs and stories about bombings, the modern world and its electronic representation, the exercise of political power and the novels that reflect on the writers power in the world. Scanlan is department chair and professor of English at IUSB.
Sebeok, Thomas A. The Swiss
Pioneer in Nonverbal Communication Studies: Heini Hediger (19081992).
Language, Media, & Education Studies. Ottawa and Toronto: Legas, 2001, 51
pp., $12.00, paper.
An expert in animal psychology, particularly animals in zoos and circuses, Heini Hediger became a founder of what is today known as biosemiotics, or nonverbal communication. Sebeoks tribute to Hediger, who was his personal friend, reviews the Swiss scholars life and work and links his research to a current thrust in semiotic theory toward the study of semiosis and communication as cross-species phenomena. Sebeok was Distinguished Professor emeritus of linguistics and semiotics and professor emeritus of anthropology and of Uralic and Altaic Studies at IUB. He died in December 2001.
Ulbright, Corinne, Steve Larsen,
and Robert Yost. General Biology Study Guide, Vol. 1. Indianapolis:
The College Network, 2000, 625 pp., $325.
This guide presents basic biological concepts and groupings of organisms and includes chemistry and biochemistry information needed to understand biology. It prepares readers to pass CLEP tests in the field. Each chapter ends with study questions; three practice examinations conclude the guide. Ulbright is lecturer in biology in the University College at IUPUI. Larsen is associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the School of Medicine. Yost is lecturer in biology in the School of Science at IUPUI.
Urden, Linda, and Kathleen Stacy.
Priorities in Critical Care Nursing. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby Inc.,
2000, 543 pp., $57.95, paper.
Like the first two editions of this text for the student or beginning critical care nurse, this volume is organized around alterations in human functioning that occur in critical care practice. This new edition includes chapters on nursing process and collaborative care and on pain management as well as new diagnostic tables summarizing the most commonly used procedures for the disorders discussed. Urden is associate professor of nursing at IUPUI.
Watt, Stephen, Eileen Morgan,
and Shakir Mustafa, eds. A Century of Irish Drama: Widening the Stage.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000, 360 pp., $19.95, paper.
These essays, selected from the 1999 symposium Nationalism and a National Theatre: 100 Years of Irish Drama, traces a significant shift in Irish drama away from national theater to a more heterogeneous and international art form. In essays on W. B. Yeats, Sean OCasey, Samuel Beckett, and others, contributors seek to broaden the interpretation of early- to mid-20th-century Irish theater with new readings of key plays. Watt is professor of English and chair of the English department at IUB.
Wertheim, Albert. The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard: From South Africa to the World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002, 296 pp., $17.95, paper.
A playwright, director, and actor, Athol Fugard is, in Wertheims view, one of the most significant English-language playwrights alive. Known for his works written before, during, and in the wake of South Africas system of apartheid, Fugard has often challenged the social system of his country. Wertheim discusses Fugards dramatic works chronologically, examining his ideas as well as his use of the dramatic form to give shape to his ideas on stage. Race and apartheid are just one aspect of Fugards work, Wertheim concludes. His great achievement is to see into the depths of the human mind and soul, portraying the force of human interactions in their often tragic dimensions. Wertheim is special assistant to the Vice President for Research and professor of English and comparative literature at IUB.
Zecher, John E. Pro/ENGINEER
Tutorial (Release 20/2000i): A Click-by-Click MultiMedia Primer. CD-ROM.
Mission, Kans.: SDC Publications, 1999.
Zecher produced this CD-ROM to accompany the book of the same title (by Roger Toogood). The 10 lessons of the book are presented on the CD, which shows the Pro/ENGINEER interface, menu selections, and models created for each lesson. A voice overlay explains the lessons and steps taken. Zecher is professor of mechanical engineering technology at IUPUI.
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